The days and weeks after any surgery can be some of the most important for healing. That’s why we provide our patients with the education and resources they need as they travel the road to recovery. Because each person heals at his or her own pace, making your postoperative care a top priority is essential for a full and complete recovery.
Personalized plan of follow-up care
As you embark on your personal path to lasting relief, we encourage you to stay in touch with your dedicated Care Management Team at USA Spine Care. Our Registered Nurse, who is on the same team you spoke with before your surgery, will guide you through the recovery process. And we do this for a reason — to ensure you receive the most comprehensive plan of care possible so we can help you heal. The members of your Care Management Team are experts in providing the highest level of patient-centered care and are standing by to give you the assistance you need so you can focus on getting back to the life you love.
At USA Spine Care, we pride ourselves on successful patient outcomes and exceptional patient care. That’s why you can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you with any concerns you may have as you recover. Having questions during this phase of your journey is not only normal, it’s expected. And we invite you to call your SPINE LINE with the questions or concerns you may have after surgery.
Your road to recovery begins here
Postoperative recovery guide for MID
Discover what you need to know after your minimaly invasive decompression surgery in one convenient place.
When can I return to work? Is it safe to bend or twist after surgery? How soon can I drive? These are the questions we get the most from patients as they recover from surgery. While the procedure you underwent was minimally invasive, the time it takes to heal completely is different for each person. And that’s why we’ve created the following list of things you should and should not do as you recover.
Take time to heal
Call your SPINE LINE with questions
Follow weight-lifting restrictions
Bend from the hips
Sit down slowly
Keep track of your medications and take them as directed
Start with minimal walking
Ice your surgical site as directed
Watch the recommended Daily Activities videos
Drive while taking pain medications or muscle relaxers
Consume alcohol while taking medications
Bend from your spine
Participate in activities that require repeated bending or twisting
Soak or swim for the first two weeks or until your incision is healed
Schedule a massage or chiropractic visit until appropriate
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*Our MRI review is an informational review of the MRI report that you provide to us and is not a form of diagnosis. A diagnosis and a final determination of whether you may benefit from treatment at USA Spine Care can only be made after you have been physically examined by our medical professionals at USA Spine Care. The MRI review has no value and will not be billed.